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Is the death penalty OK?

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Yes - it’s an appropriate punishment for violent criminals.

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Yes - but we should be very careful how and when we use it.

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It’s only ok in very extreme cases.

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It’s never OK - it’s always wrong to take a human life.

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  • manveer
    All life has intrinsic value, and regardless of the crime, death is not the way. "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind".
    8 Aug 2020
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  • zantezuma
    It should be used for serious crimes (murder, rape etc.) when we know without any doubt that the criminal in question did the crime.
    17 Jul 2020
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  • generalbob1212
    recent studies shows that death penalty saves lives. For each inmate put to death, 3 to 18 murders were prevented. It's not morally wrong.
    7 Jul 2020
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  • generalbob1212
    Death penalty should be used for serious crimes like rape, murder, homicide, adultery, fraud, but not for very light crimes. :/
    7 Jul 2020
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  • xo.amaraxo
    only if they are 100% sure that the person did it and they have done something very extreme otherwise the police are technically as bad then
    13 May 2020
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  • duh?!
    so 65 35, that's usually how a room splits after a bit of discussion,
    9 Sep 2019
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  • coolerthanu
    ummmm, the death penalty is okay, we just have to be 110% confident the suspect is the criminal we are sentencing
    15 Mar 2019
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  • poppyw
    Imagine in 20 years time when the technology is more advanced and we actually prove the innocence of people thought guilty
    28 Feb 2019
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  • powleydan
    From a utilitarian perspective, the death penalty is good and bad. On one hand it gives utility to the family of the deceased. But the crimi
    10 Jan 2019
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  • nerdgirl
    Why would we sink to their level? The world doesn't surround the saying, 'An eye for an eye'.
    14 Dec 2018
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  • eh12
    The worst criminals need to be removed from society, but locking them up for life is expensive. Why should we be made to pay for that?
    16 May 2018
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  • minecraftbob
    Yes it seems a bit hypocritical when the law says we shouldn't kill. There are other ways to punish criminals.
    6 Nov 2017
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  • izzabellfast
    Can we trust those who make the decisions? Lots of places use the death penalty to keep themselves in power and that is really wrong.
    1 Nov 2017
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